Given how well David Bruckner’s The Ritual went down with audiences when it released in 2017, Netflix soon put the wheels in motion to adapt another of award winning British horror writer Adam Nevill’s dark and stark novels, No One Gets Out Alive.
Passionate about the addressing the challenges and potential the screenplay created, up-and-coming filmmaker, Santiago Menghini didn’t need any convincing whatsoever to helm the project as soon as he offer the job. Headed up by Cristina Rodlo (“The Terror”, “Too Old To Die Young”) and Marc Menchaca (“Ozark”, “The Outsider”, Alone), No One Gets Out Alive follows Ambar (Rodlo) as she finally heads of in pursuit of the American Dream after having put taking care of her terminally ill mother in Mexico before anything else. Once she reaches Cleveland illegally, she finds herself pretty much out of options and rents the cheapest room available in a near derelict boarding house from a shady landlord who goes by the name of Red (Menchaca). With disturbing nightmares and strange unearthly noises tormenting her every night, Ambar soon begins to think that she might in fact have been unwittingly lured into a trap; one where she will soon come face to face with the evil lurking in the basement.
No One Gets Out Alive releases globally on Netflix on September 29, 2021, and SCREAM sat down with Menghini to discuss how the house needed to feel like its own entity that gradually takes on a more foreboding feel as the story progresses and how the film compares to Adam Nevill’s original masterpiece.
No One Gets Out Alive releases globally on Netflix on 29th September 2021.
Words: Howard Gorman